Royal Sailors’ Rest

The Royal Sailors' Rest Canteen
The Royal Sailors' Rest Canteen
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Seen on the fo'c'sle  of HMS Implacable are Portsmouth Sea Rangers in 1937. Lord and Lady Baden-Powell are in the middle. 'Picture: Robert James Collection

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This was the temporary Royal Sailors’ Rest on the corner of Commercial and Edinburgh roads, Portsmouth.

It moved after the permanent building was destroyed by German bombs in October 1941. A sharp eye will note that for security reasons, ships’ names have been deleted from these sailors’ uniforms.